By: Erin McMahon; @emcmahon1
During my spring semester of 2016, I put my life at OU on pause and moved to Florence, Italy, for a semester abroad. While I was initially nervous about leaving my life at school, my friends and family and the campus that I had become so comfortable with over the past Continue reading “How Studying Abroad Changed My Life…and My Resume”
By: Sam Miller, @keepcalmsam14 I’m sure we all remember our first weekend on campus. After a riveting speech from President McDavis, your entire class marches up Richland Avenue to College Gate, and here you truly become a bobcat. Another event that everyone undoubtedly remembers is the involvement fair. Hundreds of organizations, and thousands of students, crammed onto College Green, each of them trying to find the place they want to get involved. If you’re like me, then you probably signed up for at least 10 clubs, but you only became a member of about half of them. Fast forward to the … Continue reading Find Your Focus: How to Narrow that Over Involvement
By: Hannah Tobin, @HanTobes BREAKING NEWS: Stress sucks. Unfortunately, it’s part of life ,and in case you didn’t know, stress isn’t going anywhere. As we grow up and life changes, so do the things that stress us out. Whether you’re a freshman stressing about declaring your major, a sophomore stressing about finding housing for next year, a junior stressing about internship applications or a senior stressing out about entering the real world, we all have stress. With that in mind, there are 3 categories you can break your stress into, which will help you deal with it in the best … Continue reading 3 Categories to Organize your Stress
By: Alex Corsi @acorsi17 College is a big adjustment. Living over 500 miles away from your family is an even bigger adjustment. I was born and raised in Connecticut, and Ohio is definitely different to say the least. But where … Continue reading Home Sweet Home: A Lesson in Finding Yourself
By: Jess Carnprobst @jess_carnprobst Yesterday it hit me – I only have a week left before I go back to school. What?? How did summer go by so fast? I’m sure many of you are feeling the same way, and may even be going back sooner than I am. Of course, we’re all excited to go back to the beautiful home we call Athens, but there’s still a lot left to do before the summer ends. Here are some of my tips to help make that to do list seem less daunting. 1. Rethink everything you wanted to do when … Continue reading Fall semester is just around the corner, are you ready?
By: Elaine Carey @snakesona_laine As far as dilemmas go, having two part-time internships to choose between is not too shabby. In fact, congrats! Whether one or both are virtual, or they’re both part-time and in the same city, you might not have to choose just one. It’s not an uncommon scenario: You applied to plenty of internships, you went to a bunch of interviews and you worked your butt off! And great news – two of your top choices want you to work for them. Not readily willing to sacrifice one of those opportunities? Maybe you can do both, but … Continue reading Is Having Two Part-Time Internships Good or Bad?
As a student at Ohio University, I have been hounded by the concept of, “Be careful what you post. Your future employers will see it. Do you want to have a job after graduation?” Every single one of my professors has warned me about the risks you take on social media, and when your weirdo philosophy professor talks about it, you know it’s serious. Everyone should follow these five golden rules to lower the risk of embarrassment and job rejections. If you wouldn’t want your Grandmother to see it. If you wouldn’t want to show your grandma your tweets, don’t … Continue reading Why you should think before you Post
Briagenn Adams I came to Ohio University with my heart set on news writing and print journalism. As a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed freshman, I bounced out of bed every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:15 a.m. sharp, convinced that Journalism 101 was the gateway to the rest of my life as a hard-hitting, caffeine-addicted reporter for the New York Times. Every day I practically skipped to the Little Professor Bookstore to pick up my newspaper. Strutting around campus, The New York Times tucked neatly under my arm, I was the epitome of sophistication. Watch out, world! Here comes Briagenn Adams. Reality set … Continue reading My Journey as a Young PR Professional
By: Kiley Landusky I have long debated the idea of getting a campus job. There is of course the benefit of having more cash in your pocket, perhaps making a dent in tuition, but what else is there that would actually benefit me for my future? Shouldn’t I be focusing on school? Well there are more benefits than just a little extra cash in your pocket. Having a campus job can greatly benefit your experience in a professional setting, sharpen your communication skills and even create friends. After talking to my friend, Kelly Mayer, I have warmed up to the … Continue reading Working While in School, Weighing the Benefits of Campus Jobs